Number of deaths from novel coronavirus rises to 5,429
The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus originating from China's Wuhan has risen to 5,429.
As of March 14, there were 145,374 cases in total confirmed globally, according to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases dashboard by the CSSE at Johns Hopkins University.
Some 71,694 people have recovered.
As of Saturday morning, there were 80,973 cases confirmed in China, 17,660 in Italy, 11,364 in Iran, 8,086 in South Korea, 5,232 in Spain, 3,675 in Germany, 3,667 in France, 2,174 in the United States, 1,139 in Switzerland, etc.
UNIAN memo. The Chinese authorities reported an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan late in December 2019.
The causative agent of the disease was a new type of coronavirus, COVID-19. The virus is transmitted from person to person, with the incubation period lasting at least two weeks.
On January 30, the World Health Organization declared an international emergency over the spread of the novel coronavirus from China.